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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey of Key Marco’s Artifacts

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL

Excavated from a waterlogged archaeological site on the shores of subtropical Florida by legendary anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing in 1896, the Key Marco Cat has become a modern icon of heritage, history, and local identity. Preserved in the muck for centuries on Marco Island and discovered in pristine condition due to its oxygen-free environment, the […]